New PDF release: 101 Places to Pray Before You Die: A Roamin' Catholic's

By Thomas J. Craughwell

5 million viewers crowd into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in ny every year. millions every year pay homage to the Blessed Virgin on the nationwide Shrine of the stainless belief in Washington, D.C. yet Catholic tourists don’t constantly notice that each kingdom within the Union comprises specified shrines, retreat homes, missions and different major holy locations. In one zero one locations to hope ahead of You Die, you’ll realize the unforeseen, the somber, the whimsical and the inspiring spots that, now and then, are hidden in simple sight.

  • Every American has heard of the conflict of the Alamo, the heroic-but-hopeless safeguard submit by way of a number of dozen Texans opposed to a military from Mexico that numbered within the millions. yet such a lot viewers omit the truth that the Alamo used to be really based via a Franciscan priest as a challenge, to convey the neighborhood local American tribe into the Catholic faith.
  • A force via Cullman, Alabama, will lead you to 4 acres of quirky miniature reproductions depicting a few of the world’s most renowned non secular structures.
  • Nuns who nursed the wounded on either side of the Civil battle are venerated at Washington, D.C.’s Nuns of the Battlefield monument.
  • Dorothy Day, the social activist and champion of the terrible, left her mark throughout long island City—and you could stick to in her footsteps.

The booklet additionally bears witness to the legacy of ecu, Latin, African and Asian immigrants and local americans, tracing their designated impact at the historical past and perform of Catholicism in America.
Conveniently geared up through nation, a hundred and one areas to hope earlier than You Die will improve your commute experiences—whether it’s an afternoon journey to discover a place you’ve breezed prior 100 occasions, a short detour on a work trip or a family members holiday devoted to extra extensive religious looking. each one access includes information about the location’s value to American Catholics, in addition to the handle, touch info and hours of operation.

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